Home Grown Gardeners

Home Grown Gardeners is an evening of competitive poetry to establish the Tees Valley’s most promising performance poet. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges and the audience, and receive unconditional love, the mystery prize and a certificate of accomplishment. The competition is limited to 15 participants who have five minutes each to sparkle and stun the panel with wild words.

Plus live music from Elba, groovy tunes from The resident DJ The Equaliser, Visuals from Pondlife Productions, a word-based quiz and the open mike slot for poets who want to perform without competing.

A night of spoken words to celebrate the festive season. The Verb Garden, Area 2, The Cornerhouse, Albert Road, Middlesbrough; Sunday 16 December 2001; Doors 7.30 pm; Entrance £3.00/£2.00.

TVA is a participatory arts organisation, based in Middlesbrough and working across the Tees Valley, helping people change and improve their lives by taking part in the arts. TVA is a small organisation which makes a big impact in imaginative and unexpected ways.